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(a) No person who owns an exotic animal shall fail to have an identification number placed in the exotic animal via subcutaneous microchip at the expense of the person, by or under the supervision of a veterinarian.
(b) The Chief Animal Control Officer shall specify the exact type of subcutaneous chip to be placed in exotic animals, which shall be the same type as used for vicious dogs under division (d) of Section 604.03 of these Codified Ordinances.
(c) It shall be an affirmative defense to division (a) of this section that the person has had the animal examined by a veterinarian for the purpose of complying with division (a) and the veterinarian has determined that the placement of a microchip would be harmful to the animal.
(Ord. No. 1572-14. Passed 12-8-14, eff. 12-10-14)